There is a lot of diversity in the range of spray paints that are available, from the incredible variety of colours and shades to the finishes such as ‘mirror look’ and the surfaces that spray paints can be applied to. With this amazing variety the possibilities of spray paint are endless so why wouldn’t you use it to breathe a little life back into your home with a bit of DIY improvement.
DIY Welcome Mat
It is one of the first things that you and your visitors see when they come to your home so it is a good idea to give a good first impression, if the front of your home looks unappealing what assumptions will people make about the rest of your house? It is such a quick and simple project to take on, all you need is a stencil, a mat and some spray paint. You can decide you decorate it with a few words or a pattern, you can keep it chic in black or make a statement and go for neon.
Perfect if you have some curtains that you just aren’t all that into anymore but they still have some life left in them and you can’t afford to splash out and buy the curtains of your dreams. The design possibilities when armed with a pair of curtains and a can of spray paint is infinite, if you’re feeling up to the challenge you can paint just about anything onto a curtain, but it doesn’t have to be complicated as you could just go for something as simple as a band of colour at the bottom of your curtains.
After time paint can start peeling off of metal objects like radiators and not only does it look unattractive but it makes a mess in your home too because all of the flakes of paint collect underneath the radiator on the floor. Be sure to pick up a spray paint that is suitable for your radiator when you visit your local DIY store or buy graffiti supplies online, choose one that is ideal for use on metal.
If you have a tired old dining table consider rejuvenating it with a coat of spray paint, this will allow you to cover any stains it may have acquired over the years. Before you get to spraying it a new colour make sure you sand the table to prepare it, this way you will get a better finish as the spray paint with have a fresh surface to adhere to. For best results, after painting it coat it with a clear finish to seal in the paint.
Whether you want to switch all of the door handles in your home from chrome to brass or brass to chrome all you need is a can of the metallic spray paint of your choice. Finding hardware in the style and colour you want can be difficult and when you find the right one they can be expensive, in the end it all adds up but with spray paint you can keep the style you love of your current hardware but switch it to your desired colour so you don’t have to spend a small fortune on replacing them all.
Plant Pot Upgrade
Nothing says boring more than tacky plastic or terracotta plant pots, don’t let the unappealing pots overshadow the look of your garden and stand out more than the plants themselves. For many of us plastic pots are convenient as they are cheap and easily replaced, but just because they are cheap it doesn’t mean that their look has to reflect their price. Spraying them a new colour or even gold will instantly give them the facelift they are begging for.